~ Started at the Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities» By Joren on Tuesday 03 October 2023
Fig: Gent Gemapt, an recent GhentCDH project.
From the first of October I started at the Ghent Centre for Digital Humanities as research software engineer. GhentCDH " engages in the field of ‘Digital Humanities’ at Ghent University, ranging from archaeology and geography to linguistics and cultural studies. GhentCDH develops DH collaboration and supports research projects, teaching activities and infrastructure projects across the faculties".
I will be helping with the many projects they are involved in: ranging form public research valorization to internal research tools. I am sure I will learn a lot by discussing projects with a diverse range of researchers and hope to consolidate my expertise in the area of mulitimedia analysis and annotation in some ways. The current areas of expertise can be found on their website:
- Collaborative databases: offering advice and support for collaborative databases at Ghent University. It helps researchers to develop a database instance, powered by e.g. Nodegoat. It provides advice regarding data standards and linked data.
- Digital text analysis: aiming to improve digital text analysis at Ghent University by offering support and information to researchers. You can contact us for advice on TEI and digital editions, working with digital text analysis tools, and using computer-assisted qualitative data analysis.
- Geospatial analysis: offering advice, support and training regarding geospatial data management, analysis and visualisation to the humanities and social sciences researchers at the Ghent University.
- Digital heritage: offering support in regards to digital heritage, participation and virtual expositions. GhentCDH helps researchers, teachers and students to create, manage and enrich their own digital collections and set up virtual exhibitions around them.
A recent GhentCDH project is Gent Gemapt or Ghent mapped ‘an interatcive platform which connects places, historical maps and heritage collections which each other and the wider audience’.